SIMILARITIES STOP HERE, AUTHOR SAYS
REPORTS likening Prince William’s wife Catherine to his mother, the late Princess Diana, are wrong, according to the author of the most famous book written about Diana.
Andrew Morton, who penned Diana: Her True Story and lifted the lid on her husband Prince Charles’ affection for his mistress Camilla Parker Bowles, the late princess’ bulimia and her suicide attempts, said Catherine was a very different person.
“Poor old Kate has always been compared with Diana,’’ he said. “She’s very different. Her and Prince William act much more as a team ( than Charles and Diana), and she married into the royal family a decade older than Diana did.
“She’s effectively lived with William for seven or eight years and she was introduced very gently into the royal family, unlike Diana who was thrown in the deep end.’’
Mr Morton is revising his book, 25 years after it was published, to mark the upcoming 20th anniversary of Princess Diana’s tragic death in a car accident in Paris.
The timing coincides with Prince William and Catherine’s five- day visit to Germany and Poland, which saw Catherine compared to Princess Diana.
Mr Morton said that with Catherine there was “not the sense of drama”, adding that even her fashion choices were safer, opting for “glossy, middle- of- the- road glamour”. >> Revised look at Diana’s distress: P26- 27